Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers among Florida areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,910
25th Percentile Wage
$35,260
50th Percentile Wage
$52,780
75th Percentile Wage
$68,070
90th Percentile Wage
$179,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $179,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,780
0.53% 15.10%
2016
$52,500
11.24% -
2015
$46,600
8.97% -
2014
$42,420
-2.55% -
2013
$43,500
-3.01% -
2012
$44,810
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Florida ranges from $29,750 to $65,680. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Florida is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $65,680. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $57,990). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $29,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$65,680
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$57,020
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$52,240
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$51,750
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$48,510
Naples-Marco Island
$48,070
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$46,690
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$46,660
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$46,200
Gainesville
$45,910
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$36,330
Jacksonville
$29,750




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